Severe lumbar back pain following epidural injection of local anesthetic for epidural anesthesia. Case report and literature review.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES An epidural anesthetic was planned for a 75-year-old man scheduled for elective femoral-popliteal bypass grafting. METHODS Severe and persistent back pain and posterior thigh muscle spasm abruptly began 10 minutes after epidural injection of mepivacaine. RESULTS Signs of impending or evolving neurologic injury completely… (More)


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